Gods answers aren’t all on Google

“Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know”

Jeremiah 33:3

My husband and I were listening to a CD this morning. I was a bit out of sorts (late night, post-choir-rehearsal dinner outing makes for a cranky me on Thursday mornings) and I just didn’t feel like doing our normal devotional, so we put in a SEEDS CD and just sang along.

For those of you unfamiliar with SEEDS they are a group that does scripture songs. The lyrics are all direct from the NIV. No paraphrasing. And they always include the actual scripture “address” in the song. So along with memorizing the passage, you are also memorizing where in the Bible to find it. My friend Missy turned me onto them and I am so grateful. Its always been WAY easier for me to memorize songs than just straight words, so this is a perfect format for me. It’s also great for kids.

Anyway, we had one of the CDs in the car this morning and my husband wisely decided that I was just not in the mood for in-depth Bible study, so he turned on the CD. The first song on the CD was Jeremiah 33:3.

Now I don’t know about you, but if I need to know something these days I tend to do one of two things. I either call my mom, or I “Google” it. Google-ing is actually becoming a verb. So if I have a problem I do an internet search. Google, wikipedia, WedMD whatever.

Now here comes this great song:

Call to me and I will answer you

Call to me and I will answer you

And tell you great and unsearchable things

and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know!

Call to me.

um…….Hubby and I both looked at each other….and he said. “Unsearchable? is that in the Bible? really?”

***sounds of flipping pages******

me: “Yup honey, it sure is.”

pause

“Well……. how apropos” (yes, he really did use that word at 7 a.m.)

For any who are interested the same word shows up differently in different translations as follows:

  • NIV: unsearchable
  • KJV & NASB: mighty
  • NLT: remarkable secrets
  • RSV & ESV: hidden
  • ASV: difficult

We have both been having a lot of questions recently that are simply, literally

UNSEARCHABLE

You can’t ask Google for help when the question is “Why is my unmarried co-worker being blessed with a baby while I remain barren”

But this verse, Jeremiah 33:3 speaks directly to my hubby and to me. God promises to tell me Great and UNSEARCHABLE things I do not know.

Wow. Thank you LORD. The answers will come. They may not come today, but you have promised to tell me. Thank you.

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4 thoughts on “Gods answers aren’t all on Google

  1. Thanks for the verse. Hope you know that sometimes I need answers like that and today you have given me a good verse to use when all hope seems lost. What you don’t know is that about three weeks ago I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. It is a chronic illness that never goes away and calls for meds for pain management. So not only do I have a chronic psychiatric illness(depression) but also I have a chronic physical illness that will affect the rest of my life. Boy does God have a odd sense of humor-since I don’t find this funny. It was easy to make fun of the depression, but pain in your body every day while you are trying to take care of 3 children and take them everywhere they need to be can not be made funny. I want to be a good mom and am trying to figure out how to do that knowing my ability has been compromised. The verse you found makes me think maybe there is a reason for all of this. Another verse I have been trying to lean on is Jeremiah 29:11. If you don’t know it look it up-works for me.

    J

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